Capital & Main, Striking Back: December 2023

Caltech’s Postdocs and Grad Workers Seek Union Recognition Jessica Goodheart, December 26, 2023Science graduate student assistants and researchers are at the forefront of recent unionization efforts in academia. How Amazon Workers Got a Raise Before a Union Christopher Salazar, December 22, 2023Two Christmas rushes ago, workers at this Amazon air cargo hub started to win … Read more

Capital & Main, Striking Back: November 2023

Is Affordable Housing a New Worker’s Right? Venessa Wong, November 21, 2023With housing costs out of reach, workers from Brooklyn to Minneapolis to Los Angeles are demanding solutions. Bay Area Hospice Workers Vote to Unionize Gabriel Thompson, November 3, 2023The Hospice East Bay vote shows growing unionization at end-of-life care.

Capital & Main, Striking Back: October 2023

As Hospices Privatize, Bay Area Workers Want a Union Gabriel Thompson, October 31, 2023They say “metrics for productivity” are driving care for the dying. Nov. 3 union vote marks growing labor organizing as end-of-life care becomes a for-profit industry. Why Is the Biden Administration Giving a Multibillion-Dollar Contract to a Low-Road Employer? Jesse Baum, October … Read more

Capital & Main, Striking Back: September 2023

Union-Busting With a Smile: Is Trader Joe’s the Next Starbucks? Gabriel Thompson, September 29, 2023The friendly grocer’s staff are increasingly going union — and say the company is hostile to their efforts.

Joining Capital & Main as Series Editor, Striking Back

How Workers Across a Polarized U.S. Are Challenging Economic Inequality This two-year series explores how American workers across political, geographic and racial lines are challenging an increasingly unequal economic status quo. Our reporters take readers inside some of the most innovative, high-stakes organizing campaigns in the country, from the Deep South to the industrial heartland to the urban … Read more

Top dollar for heated sidewalks while 1.2+ million New Yorkers too poor to heat their homes. #CantMakeThisUp

In 2011, the most recent year for which data is readily available: 1.2 million New Yorkers received help from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program  This weekend, the New York Times real estate section reported on a burgeoning market for heated sidewalks in the city’s tonier neighborhoods. Among the benefits: “It’s just really nice to have … Read more

A crazy year: Tracie McMillan’s 2013 update

  Fall and year-end round up for Tracie McMillan, author, The American Way of Eating. Is this email not displaying correctly? . Tracie McMillan Check it: Fall highlights, and many thanks, for a crazy year. new website! I loved iCompendium, who I would recommend ANY DAY,  but I needed to better-manage all my online text. So: courtsey … Read more

2 quick pieces: Food and Class/Horrid Hamburgers

  2 quick piece: Food’s Class Warfare / Horrid Hamburgers Is this email not displaying correctly? . Happy (early) 4th of July! It’s been a busy spring, what with The American Way of Eating selling nicely, yours truly getting the honor of a Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan, and even a few assignments … Read more

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